Granted I'm a big video geek, but I'm amazed that consumer HD video is finally just under the grand mark, where regular DV was when I bought my first camcorder about seven years ago.
NewEgg is selling the Canon HV10 for $999.99, which is what I bought my old Sony TRV-8 for. That's pretty amazing.
Sony has produced a few HDV camcorders so far, two of which I've seen at Best Buy, but they're still over a grand. This is a great move for Canon, not to mention yet another failure of Sony to reach the market with products it wants. At this price point, they aren't just toys for the rich.